Want something special to celebrate Christmas or New Year? Then I think a roasted pig or lechon will make your celebration merrier for a lesser cost by cooking your own lechon de leche. A roasted suckling pig cost less than a bigger and more expensive roasted pig and the meat is tender and tasty.
I think this recipe has an Asian origin since Filipino cooking most of the time involves boiling, roasting, frying and stewing. Most of the steamed cooked dishes are Chinese dishes and this recipe uses steaming as a good and healthy cooking method. Cooking is easy, just combine the pork, soy sauce, rice wine, ginger and dried shrimps, steam it until the pork is tender. Make a sauce from the pork drippings and pour it over the pork strips.
One of the most tastiest Filipino seafood dish is prawns in coconut milk or locally known as ginataang sugpo. If prawns are hard to find in the market, you can also use jumbo shrimps but in my opinion, prawns are tastier specially those big black tiger prawns.
There is great tasting dish you can make from squid balls, shrimp balls or kikiam that you usually see as street food which is fried and poured with sweet sauce. You can also mix this soup with your favorite egg noodles to make a mami soup. As much as possible, use fresh crab meat but a frozen or canned crab meat will do just fine. Also, adding radish to the broth can balance the flavors of the soup after all the ingredients are added. Hot sauce is for those who loves spicy dish but this is optional so you can omit it.
Don’t be confused with this recipe because this is not the jumping shrimp salad where you have eat the live jumping shrimps along with it’s shell and antennae. The reason why this recipe is called steamed jumping shrimp is because you are using fresh live shrimps when cooking this recipe and the poor shrimps will jump when you mix it with the ingredients.